The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for BizTalk Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited BizTalk Server over the 3 months to 27 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft BizTalk Server
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 87 70
Rank change year-on-year +33 -17  
Contract jobs citing BizTalk Server 2 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.36% 0.36% 0.80%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.86% 1.60% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 8
Median daily rate £494 £401 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.28% -8.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £401 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £401 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -4.41% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £32.00

BizTalk Server is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 70 250 124
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 12.43% 22.62% 12.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 154 59
Median daily rate £363 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.70% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £570 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.01% +5.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 13
Median hourly rate £15.50 £20.00 £22.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.50% -9.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £14.80 £14.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £28.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +14.70% -15.00%  

BizTalk Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing BizTalk Server as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Job vacancy trend for BizTalk Server in Cheshire

BizTalk Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing BizTalk Server in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for BizTalk Server in Cheshire

BizTalk Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing BizTalk Server in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for BizTalk Server in Cheshire

BizTalk Server
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BizTalk Server within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +41 1 £500 +24.84%
BizTalk Server
North West

For the 6 months to 27 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing BizTalk Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for BizTalk Server.

1 4 (57.14%) SOAP
1 4 (57.14%) Web Services
1 4 (57.14%) XML
1 4 (57.14%) Data Analysis
1 4 (57.14%) REST
2 3 (42.86%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) .NET
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
3 2 (28.57%) Finance
3 2 (28.57%) X++
3 2 (28.57%) Time Management
3 2 (28.57%) Data Migration
3 2 (28.57%) Migration
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (28.57%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (28.57%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (14.29%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (14.29%) Advertising
4 1 (14.29%) CRM
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) ISEB
4 1 (14.29%) Middleware

BizTalk Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2014
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) BizTalk Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Dynamics AX Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Integration Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) REST
1 4 (57.14%) SOAP
1 4 (57.14%) Web Services
1 4 (57.14%) XML
2 3 (42.86%) .NET
3 1 (14.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Data Analysis
2 2 (28.57%) Data Migration
2 2 (28.57%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
2 2 (28.57%) Time Management
3 1 (14.29%) CRM
3 1 (14.29%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) X++
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft